4 Tbsp. butter
1 cup sugar
2 t. vanilla (see note)
1 cup flour
summer fruit: strawberries, blueberries, peaches are all favorites
Preheat oven to 350. Line the bottom of 8x8 in. glass baking dish with one layer of chopped/peeled fruit or berries.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth. Beat in flour. Spread batter over fruit; bake one hour or until top is golden and lovely. Let cool a little.
This recipe came from my sister's boyfriend's mother back when my sister was in high school. It's typed, with lots of typos, on a sheet of paper that's horribly stained and darn near unreadable now. Those are the best types of recipes, aren't they?
Adding extra vanilla makes it yummier but this is up to you. I like to add a bit more.
Double the batter and make it in a 9x13 for extra. We do this all the time. It's just as good cold as hot.
The name's clearly wrong: this ain't no cobbler. It's a cake. We've just always called it a cobbler and that's good enough for me. When the berries are fresh or the peaches ripe, we bake this for breakfast on occasional summer weekends because it falls into my "better-than-a-doughnut" theory (Doughnuts are deep-fried cake filled with jelly and covered with icing; if it's healthier than a doughnut, you can have it for breakfast.)
Easy, fast, delicious. What more could you want?